Cold Spring Bridge Coverage
To build the suicide barrier, or not to build the suicide barrier?
Sheriff's deputies Monday morning responded to an apparent suicide at Cold Spring Bridge at 1:40 a.m. and found the body of 30-year-old Santa Monica resident Peter Roycewicz near Stagecoach Road, which runs under the 1,148-foot span on Highway 154 just north of San Marcos Pass. Read story.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Caltrans announced that it has completed construction of the controversial project. Read story.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Passing motorists prevented a 17-year-old Oxnard girl from jumping off the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge on 7/18. Read story.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Judge rules in favor of Caltrans. Read story.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A 34-year-old Santa Barbara man—Jefferey Scott Zubiate—jumped off the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge on 2/19, marking the 55th suicide from the bridge since it was built in 1964. Meanwhile, a small but vocal group continues to push against what they call a “troubled proposal” to build suicide barriers along the historic structure. Read story.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Spurred on by Councilmembers Dale Francisco and Frank Hotchkiss, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to instruct Mayor Helene Schneider to ask the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments to ask Caltrans to share a secret engineering study about suicide barrier alternatives for the Cold Spring Bridge with the head of the state's Office of Historic Preservation. Read story.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Citizens, celebrity weigh in on suicide barrier; councilmembers ask for more transparency. Read story.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Judge Thomas Anderle issued a tentative ruling this week that, if upheld, would force Caltrans to pay almost $125,000 in legal fees to attorneys working for on behalf of Friends of the Bridge. Read story.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Jorge Paz receives the honor for preventing a suicide jump on Cold Spring Bridge. Read story.
Monday, December 13, 2010
The public is invited to read and comment on it. Read story.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
A judge rules that construction must be halted on the Cold Spring Bridge suicide barrier. Read story.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sheriff's deputies discovered his car parked nearby. Read story.
Friday, July 16, 2010
A judge orders that work needs to stop on Cold Spring Bridge. Read story.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Controversial plan to erect fence on Cold Spring Bridge is moving forward. Read story.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Marc McGinness and Douglas Gillies play music on controversial suicide span. Read story.